We determine the cross-sensitivity coefficient that represents the interaction between temperature and hydrostatic pressure in Corning elliptical-core, highly birefringent (HB) fiber. The measurement method we propose is especially useful to determine the cross-sensitivity effects in weakly sensitive HB fibers. The method involves registration of the residual temperature drift of thermally compensated polarimetric sensors at specially chosen values of pressure applied to the sensing fibers.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
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